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Medicare Deadline to Change Your Plan Is Fast Approaching

Posted at 10:51 AM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 10:52:01-05

If you are insured through Medicare, your deadline is fast approaching on December 7 to be able to change to a different plan. Many with private health insurance will also be making decisions. But once you select your plan, it’s also important to choose the right doctor for your care especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why United Healthcare is partnering with WellMed to increase awareness about value-based care.

Choosing the right doctor can be key to your health. Did you know that some doctors are being evaluated and paid based on how healthy they keep their patients? It’s called value-based care and research shows the approach, which rewards your doctor for patients getting and staying healthy, contributes to improved patient care even during the COVID-19 health crisis. People may want to consider this type of care as you make your enrollment decision.

Dr. Kenneth Adams is a Chief Medical Officer for the UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, where he collaborates with hospital systems and physicians to ensure quality care and efficiency for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare members. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare in 2019, Dr. Adams held top leadership roles with multiple health care organizations, including regional Chief Medical Officer of a Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan.